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Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors with photoswith video

Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors April 20, 2015:

About a thousand students celebrated Holi Day on Sunday afternoon at UC Berkeley, throwing vibrant colored powders (don’t worry, they were organic!) and water on each other to mark India’s spring holiday.

Most campus computer systems will be down for two hours on Sunday

Most campus computer systems will be down for two hours on Sunday April 8, 2015:

Most campus computer systems will be shut down for two hours Sunday morning (April 12, 6-8 a.m.) as upgrades are made to the data center network. The work is part of a larger set of scheduled maintenance that will increase the speed and security of the campus computer network.

Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership

Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership April 2, 2015:

The collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the San Francisco museum aims to create an exchange of ideas, artists and scholarship that will bring innovative cultural programming to a wider audience.

Cal Athletics mourns passing of soccer player Eloi Vasquez

Cal Athletics mourns passing of soccer player Eloi Vasquez April 1, 2015:

The 19-year-old student, said Athletic Director Mike Williams, was “a, wonderful young man who excelled both athletically and academically… This is a tremendous loss for our men’s soccer program, our athletic department and our whole university community.”

Cal Day to feature BANDALOOP performances with video

Cal Day to feature BANDALOOP performances March 31, 2015:

Saturday, April 18, is Cal Day, the campus’s annual open house. Highlights will include an aerial dance performance on the 100-year-old Campanile, and a chance to view rarely-seen prehistoric fossils.

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees March 30, 2015:

A free, smartphone-based guided tour, Tall Tree Tales of Cal, highlights the campus’s landscape and cultural history through 16 exemplary trees. Its content was developed by CNR experts in partnership with a Cal alum’s software company.

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out March 18, 2015:

A young Berkeley-educated entrepreneur has just launched a new iPhone app called Five, which he calls a “virtual version of Berkeley,” where students can chat and meet.

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award March 18, 2015:

English professor Scott Saul, who has has won critical acclaim and widespread attention for Becoming Richard Pryor, has been longlisted for the prestigious literary organization’s 2015 award in the category of biography.